Keep an eye on CRISPR Therapeutics (CRSP).
The gene editing stock is starting to take off after a favorable US FDA panel review of the drug exa-cel for sickle-cell disease. Now, should the US FDA approve it on the panel’s vote, we could be looking at the first approved drug using the gene-editing technology.
As noted by MarketWatch.com, “Citigroup said the overwhelming consensus from the discussion was that benefit/risk for exa-cel is exceedingly favorable, and that they expect an FDA approval with off-target monitoring language. Analysts at Truist and Mizuho also said they expect an approval from the FDA, which has set a Dec. 8 target action date.”